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The Self Portrait is a film about choice - choosing life. This is a choice no one can make for you, you will have to make it yourself. The Norwegian artist Lene Marie Fossen (32) is an up and coming, unique talent in the world of... See more »

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Geir Fossen ...
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Lene Marie Fossen ...
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Torill Fossen ...
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Morten Krogvold ...
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Directed by

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Katja Høgset
Margreth Olin
Espen Wallin

Written by

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Katja Høgset ... (co-writer)
 
Margreth Olin ... (writer)
 
Espen Wallkin ... ()

Produced by

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Margreth Olin ... producer

Music by

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Susanne Sundfør

Cinematography by

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Øystein Mamen
Lars Erlend Tubaas Øymo

Film Editing by

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Helge Billing

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Raymond Gangstad ... colorist

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Magnus Haukaas ... sound editor
Håkon Lammetun ... sound designer
Vegard Ronæss Soldal ... sound recordist

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Kjell-Gunnar Hjartholm Knudsen ... best boy

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Anders Bayer ... hospital location manager

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Plot Summary

The Self Portrait is a film about choice - choosing life. This is a choice no one can make for you, you will have to make it yourself. The Norwegian artist Lene Marie Fossen (32) is an up and coming, unique talent in the world of photography, facing an international breakthrough. Critics claim she is among the best still photographers in our present time. At the same time she appears to be dying from anorexia. Lene Marie stopped eating when she was ten years old. She didn't want to grow up. Over time the disease has gained control over her body and poisoned her thoughts. The main conflict of the film is the one within Lene Maries's mind, always waging war on itself. Galleries in several countries want to exhibit her art. Lene Maries biggest goal is to have a solo exhibition. Will she be able to travel the world? Can she rid herself of shame by exposing it? The use of Lene Marie's self portraits in this film will offer a unique perspective on the complexity of this illness. The anxiety. Death just a breath away. Raw, naked, honest. Lene Marie has come to a turning point. She has realized that she needs help to control her disease. If not, she will die. Her sensitivity made her ill, but will that also be what saves her?

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  • Selvportrett (Norway)
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  • 80 min
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